Saeed Abedini's release hailed; Iranian-American Christian pastor had been tortured

Sunday, January 17, 2016

(Worthy News) - News of Saturday's release of Iranian-American Christian pastor Saeed Abedini was hailed, especially at an event in honor of religious liberty.

“Thank God! We celebrate with Naghmeh Abedini on the release of her husband Pastor Saeed Abedini,” Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, who was leading a four-hour event in honor of the Jan. 16 National Religious Freedom Day.

Naghmeh Abedini confirmed via Twitter her husband’s release, as did Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, which has represented the family, World magazine reported.

“This has been an answer to prayer,” Mrs. Abedini tweeted. “This is a critical time for me and my family. We look forward to Saeed’s return and want to thank the millions of people who have stood with us in prayer during this most difficult time.” [ Source ]